Roche Scientific E-Poster Display


Pathology Update 2022 Roche Scientific E-Poster Display

The Pathology Update 2022 Overseeing Committee invites all delegates to contribute to the scientific program by submitting abstracts for the Roche Scientific E-Poster Display together with their full registration of the presenting author. One full paid registration is required to accompany each abstract.

If you have been selected for the DS Nelson, BEA or QAP Trainee Prizes you cannot enter the same abstract in the Roche Scientific Poster Display.

Abstract Deadline: NOW CLOSED (Closed Thursday 16 December 2021)

E-Poster Deadline: NOW CLOSED (Closed Friday 4 February 2022 5:00pm AEST)

Contact: Rachel Johnson
t:   +61 2 8356 5852

Open to all delegates registered for Pathology Update 2022 – Trainees, Fellows, Laboratory Scientists and non-members.
All abstracts and e-posters must be submitted to in the prescribed format (see below)

  • Roche will award $500 AUD for the best e-poster from each major pathology scientific discipline (Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Genetic Pathology, Haematology, Immunopathology, Microbiology).
  • 150 abstracts in total will be accepted covering all the pathology disciplines.
  • Please note that the poster (this includes peer reviewed e-poster) or oral presentations are a portfolio requirement for Anatomical, Chemical and Microbiology Trainees and recommended for all other disciplines (Haematology, Immunopathology, Forensic and Genetic Pathology).
  • A maximum of 4 abstracts per delegate will be accepted. Multiple abstracts should be submitted in a single email.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Pathology Update abstract supplement in the RCPA Journal Pathology.
  • Submission deadline is final. Only submissions accepted before the deadline are able to be displayed at Pathology Update and published in the official Pathology Update abstract supplement in the RCPA Journal Pathology.
  • Permission to publish. If your submission has been published previously, it is your responsibility to check the previous publisher’s copyright requirements before submitting the abstract. You must have permission from the publisher to present the published abstract and poster at Pathology Update.
  • Abstracts for the Roche Scientific E-Poster Display will be considered by a subcommittee of the RCPA Board of Education and Assessment and all presenting authors will be notified when their abstract is accepted.
  • Abstract/s must be accompanied by full registration of the submitting/presenting author. Author registration must be received by the early bird cut-off date of Thursday 17 February 2022.
    One full paid registration is required to accompany each abstract. Abstracts without a paid registration will be withdrawn
    . A co-author can register on behalf of the submitting author.
  • E-Posters will be on display onsite at Pathology Update via Roche e-poster kiosks, and also available via the Pathology Update conference Platform. Onsite delegates are encouraged to attend the announcement of the Roche winners on Saturday at morning tea. Virtual delegates will be notified via the platform shortly after. Delegates are not required to present or stand by their posters during Pathology Update.


  • If you are submitting an abstract/s from an commercial industry organisation you are not eligible for the cash award prize.
  • You need to include a Conflict of Interest statement clearly outlining each author’s affiliation with the organisation in writing on your abstract and e-poster.
  1. Abstracts must be submitted via email and attached in a Word document and not sent in the body of the email. Multiple abstracts should be submitted in a single email.
  2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words (excluding title, authors and institution, references and statement of originality).
  3. Abstracts must be typed in English, using a 12 point single font with single line spacing, in Microsoft Word format.
  4. Your abstract heading must include: 'Roche Scientific Poster Display', your name (first name in full, followed by surname in full), and the Pathology discipline your abstract belongs to (Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Genetic Pathology, Haematology, Immunopathology or Microbiology). Abstracts must include a discipline. Authors must only nominate one discipline.
  5. The title should be brief and explicit.
  6. Underline the submitting/presenting author only. Do not include titles or degrees.
  7. Underline the submitting/presenting author, use superscript numerals for author affiliations, and italicise the list of affiliations, e.g.
    Harold Cook1, Paul Stephens1, Kate J. Davies1, Garry Harding2, Don W. Thomas1
    1Department of Oral Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia; 2Wound Healing Research Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  8. Specify the name and location of institution where the work was done.
  9. Abstract may contain the aims of study, methods, results and discussion. If providing a structured abstract please put the headings in bold followed by a colon, e.g. Background: This study was conducted because…., Methods: The method used for this study........
  10. Abstracts in Case report format will be accepted.All patient information must be de-identified in your report and you must have written consent from the patient to publish/present their case. The RCPA do not need to see the consent but you must keep a record of it in your files. 
  11. Maximum of three references.
  12. Figures, images and tables will not be published.
  13. Abbreviations should be only used for common terms. For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
  14. At the end of the abstract please include a statement specifying which part of the work was your own original idea and contribution (not included in word count).
  15. No headers or footers.
  16. Name your Word file in the following format: SURNAME_ROCHE_ddmmyy
  17. If submitting multiple abstracts please name the files submitted with (1), (2) etc in the name. For example two abstracts submitted on June 30 2022 would be: JOHNSON_ROCHE_30062022 (1) , JOHNSON_ROCHE_30062022 (2)
  18. Abstract/s must be accompanied by a full registration of the submitting/presenting author. Registrations must be completed by the early bird cut-off date of Thursday 17 February 2022.
    Note: One full paid registration is required to accompany each abstract. Abstracts without a paid registration will be withdrawn
  19. Once your abstract has been submitted, this is final. No additions or changes will be accepted.
  20. See sample abstract below.


An E-Poster of your abstract will be available for viewing via the ICC Sydney Platform and made available to all delegates. E-Posters are compulsory for all authors.

Image Requirements:

  • E-Posters to be submitted as a PDF file only
  • 1 page only
  • Maximum file size shall not exceed 5mb
  • Minimum recommended resolution of each image should be 1080 x 1920 pixels and maximum of 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • DPI: 300ppi
  • Format: 9w:16h Aspect Ratio
  • Portrait orientation only
  • Images/photos, graphs and tables can be included in the poster

Files with ratio 9:16 will be displayed full screen on the onsite kiosk which is a portrait orientated computer screen. Files of any other ratio will not be full screen and may be distorted.

E-Poster PDF file to be submitted to

Example E-Posters:

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